Research Article: Reporting of Systematic Reviews: The Challenge of Genetic Association Studies

Date Published: June 26, 2007

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): Muin J Khoury, Julian Little, Julian Higgins, John P. A Ioannidis, Marta Gwinn

Abstract: None

Partial Text: We applaud PLoS editors for their commitment to publishing high-quality systematic reviews (SRs) [1]. Moher et al. [2] clearly documented the inconsistent quality of reporting of SRs. With more than 2,500 SRs published every year, low-quality or outdated reviews may mislead researchers, providers, and policy makers. The situation could be improved if more evidence-based reporting guidelines were agreed upon, developed, and adhered to.